Comics

Mighty Thor (Jane Foster)

Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) is a character in the Thor movies who becomes Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. After breaking up with Thor, Jane tries to find a cure for her late-stage cancer. However, Thor told Mjolnir to look after Jane, so she is revitalized as the superhero Mighty Thor. When she reunites with the god of thunder, Thor is understandably shocked (and even quite jealous at the expense of Stormbreaker). Jane fights alongside Thor, Valkyrie, and Korg to stop the villain Gorr, who wishes to eradicate all the gods. With her intelligence combined with this newfound power, Jane Foster shows girls can be strong heroes too.

White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is a supervillain in the Marvel comics, namely an enemy of Spider-Man. Formerly known as Dr. Lorina Dodson, she became evil after killing her husband and using her inheritance to buy dangerous gadgets. She became The White Rabbit, going insane to the point of ridiculousness. While she has themed carrot bombs and rabbit mutant henchmen, her most ostentatious weapon is a giant armed robot rabbit.

Batman (1939)

By day, he’s Bruce Wayne, a wealthy inventor and philanthropist, but by night, he dons the persona of Batman, the vengeful protector of Gotham City. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, Batman made his debut in 1939 with this suit. As always, the suit follows a dark color palette, complete with the signature bat ear cowl and cape. It hasn’t changed much throughout the years!

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Gwen Stacy

Gwen Stacy has graced the pages of many a Marvel comic book.  As the original love interest of Peter Parker, who met a tragic end both on page and screen, Gwen lives on in multiple iterations including as Gwenpool and Spider-Gwen.  Gwen Stacy has been played by several Hollywood actresses including Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, and Hailee Steinfeld.  In her comic form, Gwen has long blonde hair and bangs and often sports a pencil skirt and slouchy boots.

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Doc Samson

Doc Samson is a character in the Marvel universe. His real name is Leonard Skivorski Jr, appearing primarily in The Incredible Hulk comics. He worked alongside Bruce Banner as a psychiatrist, and exposed himself to some of the gamma radiation that created the Hulk. As a result, he received superhuman strength and a muscular physique, as well as long green hair. Like his namesake, his power depended on the length of his hair.

Diane from Lumberjanes

Diane from Lumberjanes

Diane (also known as Artemis in some circles) used to be one of the Lumberjanes’ enemy. She eventually saw the light, however, and now she’s firmly on the Lumberjanes’ side.

In addition to being an incredibly powerful goddess, Diane is also a great closet cosplay. A black wig is really the only piece that might be considered costume-specific but it’s also a versatile item that can match many different cosplays. Gold hoop earrings and bracelets as well as a purple headband serve as Diane’s accents while her outfit consists of a purple shirt, a tan vest, tan cargo shorts, white socks, and hiking boots.

Alfred Pennyworth from Batman

Alfred Pennyworth from Batman

Alfred Pennyworth is as iconic as Batman himself. He’s the man who raised Bruce after the murder the Waynes. He is the man who keeps track of the Bat family when the number of vigilantes grows. And he’s the one that grounds Bruce when the burden of the superhero life gets to be too much.

There are a few ways you can pull off an Alfred cosplay. All of them involve a black suit, black bow tie, and black shoes with a white button down shirt. You can leave the shirt as-is or replace the buttons with black buttons. A fake mustache is a must, of course. When it comes to Alfred’s hair, though, you have more choices. You can use a bald cap or you can opt for white pomade and slick your hair back while getting Alfred’s mature, distinguished look.

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Dollar Bill from Watchmen

Dollar Bill, real name William Brady, was a member of the Minutemen, the first team of superheroes in the Watchmen universe.  A corporate superhero sponsored by a bank, William was an exceptional athlete, but his life was cut tragically short when his cape got caught in a revolving door when he tried to stop a bank robbery and he was shot at point-blank range.  Dollar Bill’s costume consists of red, white, and blue pieces.  The blue unitard can be layered underneath red shorts, gloves, and socks, and then paired with a red cape.  To get his iconic dollar sign insignia, use a little white fabric paint on the blue suit.  Then, you can glue or sew white stars onto the bodysuit and cape.

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Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is a villian from the DC Comics. He first appeared in Green Arrowvolume 3, #12, written by Kevin Smith and illustrated by Phil Hester. He is often an enemy of Green Arrow and Batman, only speaking in noises as per his namesake. He is a master marksman with advanced handgun training. For this costume guide, the white paint to draw the circles onto the balaclava.

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Maya Lopez from Hawkeye

Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) is a character in the new Marvel series, Hawkeye, streaming on Disney+. She is an athlete and martial artist. After the death of her father at what she believes are the hands of Ronin, she sets out for revenge. She commands the Tracksuit Mafia with Kazi as her right hand man. Maya is deaf and uses ASL to communicate. This parallels Clint Barton’s own hearing impairment introduced in the show. In the comics, she known as Echo, for she can replicate her opponent’s moves. Tie your hair into a low ponytail and go for a bronze smokey eye look.